Tigers, Trojans To Meet In Missouri Tournament

Bentonville's boys basketball team has drawn High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian as its first-round opponent in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, which takes place Jan. 15-17 at the JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. The game will be the last of four first-round games to be played, with a scheduled starting time of 9:30 p.m. The other first-round games are Springfield (Mo.) Parkview vs. Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI at 5 p.m.; Chino Hills (Calif.) vs. Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy at 6:30 p.m., and Waynesville, Mo. vs. Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd at 8 p.m. The two teams also … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Boys Players, Newcomers, Games

AN-BKB BENT-CHAM
Bentonville's Malik Monk.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West boys conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a complete breakdown of the players and games, including stats, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Bentonville at Fayetteville, Feb. 27

— Fort Smith Northside at Bentonville, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale Har-Ber at Springdale High, Feb. 10

— Bentonville at Springdale High, Jan. 20

Top 5 Players

— Keyshawn Dorsey, Fort Smith Northside

— Tereke Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber

— Malik Monk, Bentonville

— Chris Owens, Springdale High

— Payton Willis, … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Girls Players, Newcomers, Games

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Fayetteville's Sydney Crockett.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West girls conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a breakdown of the players and games, including stats, notes, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale High at Springdale Har-Ber, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Southside at Rogers High, Jan. 16

— Fayetteville at Springdale High, Feb. 13

— Springdale High at Bentonville, Feb. 17

Top 5 Players

— Sydney Crockett, Fayetteville

— Kierra Lang, Springdale High

— Jordan Martin, Bentonville

— Tiarra McDonald, Fort … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Boys Poll

AN-BKB BENT-CHAM
Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Here is NWA Media’s 7A-West boys basketball poll, which ran in Sunday’s papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Bentonville (5) — 47


  2. Fayetteville (1) — 40


  3. Fort Smith Northside — 38


  4. Springdale Har-Ber — 31


  5. Springdale High — 24


  6. Rogers Heritage — 18


  7. Fort Smith Southside — 10


  8. Rogers High — 8


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter’s ballot looked.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. Fayetteville
  2. Bentonville
  3. FS Northside
  4. Springdale Har-Ber
  5. Springdale
  6. Rogers Heritage
  7. FS Southside
  8. Rogers
Paul Boyd (Rogers Heritage beat writer)
  1. Bentonville
  2. FS Northside
  3. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Girls Poll

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Fort Smith Northside coach Rickey Smith.
Here is NWA Media's 7A-West girls basketball poll, which ran in Sunday's papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Fort Smith Northside (6) — 48


  2. Fayetteville — 42


  3. Springdale High — 34


  4. Bentonville — 31


  5. Springdale Har-Ber — 25


  6. Fort Smith Southside — 17


  7. Rogers High — 13


  8. Rogers Heritage — 6


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter's ballot turned out.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. FS Northside
  2. Fayetteville
  3. Bentonville
  4. Springdale
  5. Springdale Har-Ber
  6. FS Southside
  7. Rogers
  8. Rogers Heritage
Paul Boyd … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Player Hospitalized

Rogers junior Daniel Salvador was injured in the fourth quarter against NOAH Friday night in Siloam Springs and was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Salvador collided with a teammate and hit the court hard at midcourt with 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. He appeared to be unconscious for several seconds. An ambulance was called and Salvador left on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and he was on a back board. “All we know is that they are taking him to Washington Regional because they have the best neurologists,” Herren said following the game. “He was scared, … Continue Reading ››

How About Some Playoff Changes For 2015?

We are less than a month removed from when Dylan Smith's 6-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining gave Bentonville a 24-21 win over Fayetteville in the Class 7A state championship game. There's still been plenty of time for me to ponder over that Dec. 6 game at War Memorial Stadium. We're now eight months away from a new football season, but I do know some changes I would like to see done concerning the state playoffs before the next season is upon us. AN FBH-FAY-BENT STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Bentonville senior … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: Springdale Football Coaching Applicants

Here are the 20 candidates who had applied for the Springdale High football head coaching vacancy as of Wednesday morning.

The position will likely be filled between Jan. 6-13, per athletic director Wayne Stehlik.

These are the nine new applicants who applied for the job after Dec. 11, in alphabetical order.

Zak Clark

Fayetteville offensive coordinator

Jeremy Flowers

Homewood-Flossmoor, Ill. assistant

Mark King

Horatio head coach

Eric Redmon

N/A

Cornelius Roberts

Little Rock McClellan football assistant/head baseball coach

Wade Standley

Norman (Okla.) North head coach

Ronald Travis

N/A

Max Washausen

Prairie Grove assistant

Ronald Young

Warren assistant

These 11 applicants who had applied before Dec. 11.

Les Boyum

South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach

Jeff Broyles

Stigler, Okla. line coach

Kole Carpenter

Cave City defensive coordinator

Duane Friesen

N/A

Spencer … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 47, Bentonville 45

NEOSHO, Mo. — Haley Dougan was supposed to be a decoy on Springdale High's final play in the Neosho Holiday Classic championship game Wednesday.

She wound up the hero.

Dougan's putback at the buzzer capped a 10-0 Springdale run in the closing minutes and lifted the Lady Bulldogs to a 47-45 comeback win over 7A-West foe Bentonville in the tournament title game.

It was the second … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 51, McDonald County, Mo. 49

Chasidee Owens’ steal and game-winning fast-break layup with seven seconds left highlighted a furious Springdale High rally for a 51-49 win over McDonald County, Mo., in the semifinals of the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

Springdale (8-3) closed the game with a 16-4 run after trailing 45-35 with just 2:29 left. It was the second straight year the Lady Bulldogs beat McDonald County in the tournament semfinals in the final seconds. And for the second year, Lady Bulldog guard Ja’Vonda Daniels played a key role.

Last year, Daniels’ steal and layup at the buzzer won the game for Springdale. This year, … Continue Reading ››

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